Producer and composer Adrian Younge breaks down his song “Sirens” from his studio, Linear Labs, in Highland Park, CA.
Sounding like a hip hop track produced in 1969, “Sirens” is a synthesis of soul, psych, and jazz. From the sampler to the symphony, Adrian’s journey began with an Akai MPC 2000 and Tascam 8-track Portastudio. Adrian went on to learn piano, bass, drums and didn’t stop there. Not just a multi-instrumentalist Adrian taught himself how to record, too.
What began as making hip-hop beats built around samples of old records, evolved into playing instruments and has stretched to writing and arranging for orchestras. “Sirens” is a perfect blend of Adrian’s deep knowledge of hip hop, music composition, and recording skills at work.
Watch and listen as Adrian deconstructs the elements of Sirens, which later went on to be sampled in Jay-Z’s “Picasso Baby.”
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